Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Falls To La Salle, 2-0

Adair Blyler took the only shot the Minutewomen could muster.

Adair Blyler took the only shot the Minutewomen could muster.

Oct. 17, 2003

Box Score

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - The University of Massachusetts women's soccer team (3-8-1, 2-4-0 Atlantic 10) fell to La Salle, 2-0, this afternoon.

The game remained scoreless until the 50th minute of play, when La Salle forward Krista Lee found the back of the net. She took a free kick from about 25 yards out, shooting it past sophomore UMass goalkeeper Kristen Rutland (Fayetteville, Ga.) for the score. The tally remained at 1-0 until the 89th minute, when La Salle scored on a Massachusetts own-goal.

Rutland made six saves in the contest, while her counterpart, Marisa Suarez, did not make one, as the Minutewomen were not able to manage a shot on goal. Overall, UMass was outshot 13-1, while La Salle also held the edge in corner kicks, 9-0. The match proved to be a very physical one, as La Salle committed 18 fouls, to 17 by the Minutewomen. The Explorers were issued four cautionary yellow cards, while UMass recieved two yellows, and one red. Due to the ejection, Massachusetts was forced to play virtually the entire second half, down one player.

UMass will be in action next on Sunday, Oct. 19, when they travel to the Bronx to face the Fordham Rams. Kickoff is slated for 1:00 p.m.



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